Have you got some old pieces of wooden furniture lying around that you’re not sure what to do with? Or maybe you’ve acquired a few wooden pallets that are just taking up space in your garden. Before you consider sending them off to be recycled by an expert wood waste recycling company, consider reusing them and upcycling them into something new and useful. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Whether you have an old dresser, wooden chairs or a wooden pallet, anything wooden that you’re looking to reuse can be crafted into a wooden bench for the outdoors. Whether it’s attaching two chairs together with wooden slats or manipulating a pallet to form a sofa, it would only take a day or so to finish the transformation, complete with painting and varnishing.
Know anybody who is getting married or are you planning to tie the knot soon yourself? Wooden items are extremely popular in weddings as the material lends itself to many styles and venues, from rustic country barns to elegant stately homes.
Consider sanding and smoothing the surface down first and then decorate however you wish, whether it’s beautiful and swirly white writing complete with the names of the couple and their wedding date, a pretty pattern of hearts or leaves or finished off with some real or fake flowers.
Many people use any spare wood to create extra shelves. If you’re in need of some extra shelves for the home, maybe the kitchen or bathroom areas, you could paint, varnish and dress them to match your home aesthetic. Or maybe you need a few shelves for your tools in the garage? In this case, a more rustic and bare wood feel would work as they won’t be on display within your home.
Indoor or outdoor coffee table
From completely reconstructing a coffee table, complete with legs and a shining glass top to simply sticking some roller wheels on a wooden pallet, you can upcycle your wooden items into a coffee table to suit whatever style you want.
If these have inspired you to get crafty and reuse your items, get your tools ready and get started today! But, if upcycling isn’t the one for you, or you’ve got about as much as you can out of household items made from wood, make sure you recycle them properly and responsibly. Avoid sending your wooden waste to landfills as much as possible, and consider using a company like Cherry Hill Waste who can recycle and compost your wood waste effectively. For wood recycling in Stoke-on-Trent, contact us today.